Summary and Info
I used this book in a space vehicle design class. If you intend to use this text to gain a broad understanding of the basic design considerations for space vehicles, I believe you will be satisfied. If, however, you would like to go into depth regarding rocket propulsion, orbital mechanics, structural/vibration analysis, reentry, etc. look for a text which is devoted to those topics. This text does cover such topics as well as others but is lacking in detail. There are some good examples throughout each chapter and problems at the end of each chapter.